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DIRECTV HD Receiver with TiVo (Official Q1 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 22, 2009.

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  1. Jan 3, 2010 #81 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    No kidding....subtle usually works a whole lot better.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2010 #82 of 1240
    Syzygy

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    To be fair to me (I'm not that unsubtle in face-to-face conversation), the "In other words" part was meant for local eyes only. ;) Certainly not for those of DirecTV.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2010 #83 of 1240
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    Outside...
    Also, if it will be RF, will it take BOTH RF and IR commands (Unlike the HR2x)?
     
  4. Jan 3, 2010 #84 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    No problemo....;):)
     
  5. Jan 3, 2010 #85 of 1240
    smiddy

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    :) It's all good!
     
  6. Jan 5, 2010 #86 of 1240
    woollybully

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    My wishlist (in addition to the other suggestions):

    Tivo Guide instead of non-DVR friendly DTV guide.
    Ability to permanently disable the light ring on the front of the HR2x.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2010 #87 of 1240
    Stuart Sweet

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    :welcome_s woollybully!

    Electrical tape does wonders for the front panel lights :)
     
  8. Jan 5, 2010 #88 of 1240
    kevinturcotte

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    Why don't they just say the heck with it and let US design the receiver? :lol:
     
  9. Jan 5, 2010 #89 of 1240
    woollybully

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    Pretty ugly on the silver ones though. I thought about pulling off the cover and snipping the lights. If they whine about warranty blah blah I can just threaten to cancel my service altogether.
     
  10. Jan 5, 2010 #90 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    I suspect things are a bit too far along for that to happen. ;):D
     
  11. Jan 5, 2010 #91 of 1240
    Stuart Sweet

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    Ah, that's what the silver duct tape is for ;)
     
  12. Jan 5, 2010 #92 of 1240
    Richierich

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    AMEN to that Suggestion. I love the User Friendly TiVo Guide where I can Highlight a particular channel and see what is on or will be on for the next 4 or 5 hours.

    Then tab down to the next channel and do the same.
     
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    It's not exactly the same richierich, but did you know that you can hit highlight the current show on a specific channel in the guide and then hit the left button to highlight the channel number/name and then hit info. It will then give you a list of all upcoming shows on that channel. I believe you can then hit the left button and it will go back to the standard guide, where you can select another channel, hit info and it will list that channels upcoming shows, etc.
     
  14. Jan 5, 2010 #94 of 1240
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    Knowing him (as I do)....I bet you just taught him something new today. :D:lol:
     
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    Richierich

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    Yes Beer Stalker I use the INFO BUTTON just for that very reason as it comes closest to simulating that experience but then you have to wait for it to populate the screen and then do it all again for the next channel.

    The TiVo Guide was so much faster and visually easier to view at a glance.

    Let's say I want to watch Golf and I don't know which Local Channel it is on.

    I go to Channel 2 and look at the listing around 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., No Golf. I then go to Channel 5 and do the same, then Channel 11, then Channel 46 and I find the Golf Event and then I Select and Record it.

    Of course I have a Series Link for it but some Golf Events are not covered by the Series Link so I have to search manually and yes, I can use the Smart Search Feature if they get it to work right in the future.

    By the way, just What is Your Favorite Beer? (And don't just say Cold Beer).
     
  16. Jan 5, 2010 #96 of 1240
    Richierich

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    Didn't learn anything new as I use that Feature alot and was really glad when someone shared it with me about 6 months ago.

    By the way, FanBoy, you are only 643 Posts behind at this time!!! :D
     
  17. Jan 5, 2010 #97 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    642...glad you like that feature.

    Thanks.:D
     
  18. Jan 5, 2010 #98 of 1240
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    Just wanted to make sure, as it took me a few weeks before I figured that out (originally it was one feature I missed from my Comcast box until I figured that out). It is definitely kind of slow though, as I think it is actually running a search for that channel rather than just looking at the guide info and re-organizing it.

    I'd probably have to go with Coors Original (at least as far as Macrobrews, it's hard to choose a favorite microbrew). I usually have to go with Budweiser around here though as the bars and grocery stores don't carry Coors OG often, and when they do it tends to be old.
     
  19. Jan 5, 2010 #99 of 1240
    hdtvfan0001

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    Now I just know I'm gonna have to corner those Tivo folks at the CES this coming weekend....;):D:lol:
     
  20. Jan 5, 2010 #100 of 1240
    Richierich

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    I am going to ask them if the hard drive will be replaceable and will it be as easy as the HR2X DVR. With the HR10-250 you had to run BlessTiVo software and it was not easy.
     
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